I live off my copyrights, so the protection of intellectual property is important to me. But the pendulum is swinging so far towards restriction that the the Senate is poised to vote on a bill that would end the internet as we know it.
If it passes, the “Protect IP Act” (and its companion bill in the House, “SOPA”) could put people in jail for uploading a video to YouTube and would severely limit our right to free speech. Copyright infringement is already illegal, so adding more stringent laws seems ill-advised.
This bill has been rushed through Congress because big corporate interests like Comcast, Pfizer, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have spent millions of dollars lobbying for this censoring legislation.
I told my senators to protect our free and open internet and oppose the Protect IP Act. You should do the same. You can sign the petition at the link below.